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Blog Posts in August, 2007

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WE'RE IN THE "TOP 10!"

Friends: We're most honored that our blog has consistently rated in the "Top 10" of all law blogs, nationwide, as tracked by an American Bar Association website ( abajournal.com ). Our ...
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ANOTHER HARRIED POTTER?

In the case of In re Michael Quercia v. New York University, the Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the suspension of an N.Y.U. student found to have been in possession of marijuana. In ...
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DID FRESH BEETS SOIL A&P'S REPUTATION?

Two college students were sued by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company d/b/a A&P -- a 337-store supermarket chain -- for allegedly defaming the company in a music video which they recorded ...
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BERNIE THE BAGEL MAN, GETS SCHMEARED

Just because someone is found to have breached an agreement with you doesn't mean you'll recover anything. You've got to be able to prove -- to a judge's satisfaction -- damages were suffered. By way ...
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VETO MEMO CALLS PROPOSED LAW "RADICAL"

Yes, folks, the adverse possession saga continues. Yesterday, we reported that Governor Spitzer rejected the Legislature's attempt to amend the law of adverse possession. In a " Veto Message - ...
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WAS CLEARY DOING THE CONGO?

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a highly regarded law fim with some 950 lawyers in twelve offices worldwide. On its website, Cleary boasts: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP was ...
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ERROR IN "J-51" RIDER MEANS APARTMENT STAYS REGULATED

The J-51 Tax Exemption/Tax Abatement Program (J-51) provides tax incentives to owners of residential structures which have been substantially rehabilitated (or commercial buildings that have been ...
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SPITZER VETOES ADVERSE POSSESSION BILL

NEWSFLASH! On August 28, 2007, Governor Spitzer vetoed the adverse possession bill that had been the subject of our recent blog posts. While the proposed legislation was certainly flawed, this ...
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SEE DAN AND JON IN A NEW "WEB-MERCIAL!"

Our friends at Scorpion Design have prepared a demo reel showcasing their website video services, and they've selected two of our partners, Daniel Finkelstein and Jonathan H. Newman, to serve as ...
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DID SNAPPLE TRY TO CUT CLASS?

When Snapple inked a deal with the City of New York to sell its products to public schools, Matthew J. McGuckin, Jr., got all juiced up. Apparently, McGuckin held an exclusive right to "market, ...
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GARBAGE CONDITION TRIGGERS LIABILITY

In Bido v. 876-882 Realty, LLC, Carmen Bido slipped and fell down a flight of stairs as she attempted to avoid debris which had accumulated on her building's stairwell. In a personal injury lawsuit ...
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MILNER OPINES ON ADVERSE POSSESSION

We received a letter from Robert M. Milner, Esq., litigation partner at Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck P.C. , in response to a recent post on " adverse possession " and ...
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IF YOU'RE INSANE, YOU'LL GET TIME

New York's Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) § 208 affords minors and the mentally challenged more time than would normally be given to other litigants to commence a lawsuit. That provision ...
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CUOMO SAYS, "BLAME THE DEMOCRATS!"

We've been tracking the status of Lopez Torres v. New York State Board of Elections, a dispute which has made it way to our nation's highest court. In a brief filed with the United State Supreme ...
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IS THIS A GREENHOUSE EFFECT?

Prior to Joan Messner's purchase of her penthouse apartment, her predecessor secured permission from the cooperative to enclose the terrace and convert it into a greenhouse. In Messner v. 112 E. 83rd ...
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NOW, WHERE ON THAT MAP IS SOUTH CAROLINA?

On Friday, August 24, NBC televised the 2007 " Miss Teen USA " pageant. An embarrassing moment from the program is making the rounds via the Internet and was forwarded to me by one of our ...
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ON THE ROAD WITH JOHN AND ELIZABETH

This past weekend, I was invited to accompany John and Elizabeth Edwards as they toured the great state of Iowa. Little did I know how grueling a schedule it was to be, and that I was about to embark ...
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IF YOU DON'T LIKE CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL, QUIT!

That's exactly what Elsie Roy did in Distance Learning Systems Indiana v. Roy. Roy signed a contract with Distance Learning, agreeing to make payments for study materials as they arrived in ...
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UNSOLICITED FAX MAY COST YOU A PRETTY "NICKEL"

Yesterday, I got some spam from a respected New York publicist (who was hawking a book to lawyers on marketing their professional practices). His e-mail offered the following unsolicited advice: Now ...
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CHURCH GETS INTO REAL PICKLE

In United Pickle Products Corp. v. Prayer Temple Community Church, the Appellate Division, First Department, granted a pickle company title to a parcel of land that had been owned by a church. United ...
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$1000 PER HOUR? WE LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT!

It's been reported by most of the major media outlets, but just in case you missed it, some lawyers at top firms are now charging their clients a hefty $1000 an hour for their services. Do I hear a ...
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YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A SPARE!

In Speirs v. Dexter Shoe Co. , Jean Speirs filed a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages she sustained when she slipped and fell while bowling at Herrill Lanes, in New Hyde Park, New York. ...
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CORPORATION'S SOS HEARD BY AD1

Can a corporation which has failed to update its address with New York's Secretary of State ("SOS") still demonstrate an excusable default when it fails to respond to a court deadline? By law, a ...
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PURCHASERS SLAMMED FOR RUBBER CHECK

After giving Griffen Gillette a $10,000 down payment toward the purchase of a piece of real property, Jeremy Meyers stopped payment on the check and faxed a letter to Gillette's broker withdrawing the ...
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OBJECTIONABLE TENANT BOOTED FROM CO-OP

In Breezy Point Cooperative v. Young, the Appellate Term, Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts, affirmed a summary judgment ruling, which allowed a cooperative board to end a shareholder's lease due ...
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